4 July 2012

Yarn Along: knitterly self-doubt and more poetical swooning

I'm stuck in that what-next knitting rut.  Again.  I know I have a billion projects queued, but none of them are really singing to me...  Except this darn cute fox, which is scaring me a little, but I have the pattern and the needles, and, well, OK, *kind* of have the yarn...

The cream yarn is alpaca blend superwash sock, all ready for me to re-skein and dye especially to make Intrepid.  I just need time to get near the dye pot!
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The mixed-breed sock yarn was totally an impulse buy.  Goodness but it is so so beautiful.  I can't decide if it will turn itself into something fabulous, or receive a dye treatment - possibly teal natural dye?

Anyhow.  Um, what *have* I been making?  I did make this, in a couple of hours, for Jenna.
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And I finished that silk Aviatrix for my tiny new nephew.  Isn't he perfect?
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Oh, and in a fit of madness, I started freeforming from some felted knitwear.  I worked on it passionately for about two hours, then kinda lost the love.  Give me time to think through the next steps, and I'll get back to you.  It *is* going to be am-A-zing though, honest.
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When I say I'm still continuing my teenage love affair with Emily Dickinson, I hope you understand.  My spirit is fed by such perfect imperfect words.  I keep meaning to start something else, but thinking "I'll read one more", and putting the poetry down at least ten pages later feeling full yet light.  I just read "Mushroom" - the phrase "an alibi postdated" made my soul leap!

8 comments:

  1. I love that darling shrug!

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    1. It was so quick! I have to make more... :)

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  2. Hello! Thanks for your comment on my blog today. :) I like seeing all those cute smiling faces in your banner.

    Love, Taryn

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    1. You're welcome! That photo always makes me smile: cheeky little smiling faces. :)

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  3. wow-- those are darling things coming off your needles! Welcome to your nephew--he is precious.

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  4. Yours little projects are perfect for those in between project phases. Enjoy choosing something new to start.

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    1. I've dyed the yarn for the fox today. :)

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